East Tunnel Mouth Track

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park

  • 20 min
  • One way
  • Medium

A steep track between Scenic Drive and the eastern portal of George's Tunnel at the end of the Waitakere Tramline. This track is useful as a connector.

Puriri • By Matthew. Licence: C.
Key information
Time
20 min
Distance
1.2km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Medium
Rocky and slippery climb. Grades explained
Access
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Starts
Waitakere Filter Station at the end of Christian Road
Distance from you: ()
Ends
Scenic Drive
Other
Altitude
160m – 250m
Altitude change 90m
Maps
-

This short track is split into two distinct sections, one far more popular than the other.

From the filter station at the end of Christian Road, follow a wide gravel road to the maintenance buildings at the tunnel portal. From here, a track climbs quickly up through forest to a junction with the Peripatus Track at Scenic Drive. The track is rocky, steep, and narrow. 

Connecting Tracks

  • Filter Track leads off near Christian Road, up to Scenic Drive.
  • Peripatus Track meets at Scenic Drive, and connects with the Swanson Pipeline Track. You could form a loop easily.
  • Anderson Track sets off across Scenic Drive.
  • Both Opanuku and Swanson Pipeline Tracks set off from near the road end, in opposite directions. 

ID 15915

About this track

Added 13 December 2015 by MatthewMatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 20 December 2015 by MatthewMatthew.
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